Main Conference Day Two

8:30 am - 9:00 am Morning Registration and Coffee Break

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairwoman's Day 1 Summary And Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:00 am Collaboration And Communication In And Outside The Lab

Key Takeaways:

• Discuss Change Management in A Lab Based Environment – what happens after you have purchased a new solution?

• Analyse the critical success factors for new technology adoption and implementation to avoid misalignment between stakeholders

• Develop a proactive communication strategy internally to foster collaboration and compliant user engagement

9:10 am - 9:50 am Connections are everything - how to reach end-to-end automated research workflows

• Assess the current level of automation for end-to-end laboratory workflows in the life science research space and how the strong focus on automating single workflow steps with separated instruments/integrations can delay overall process automation

• Look into business process modelling and management tools as they are applied successfully in other industries and what limits their adoption as a proposed solution for life science automation

• Identify the essential requirements of end-to-end research workflow automation and how business process management tools can help to achieve the goal of a FAIR, digital, lab of the future

9:50 am - 10:30 am Panel Discussion: Building Strategic Partnerships For The Lab Of The Future

• Discuss the industry ‘best practice’ for building positive and proactive vendor relationships – can we build a roadmap for success?

• Analyse how communication and management strategies differ when problems arise: theory vs reality!

• What happens when things turn sour? How to ensure you minimise process and systems disruption when you move away from existing partners and on board new partnerships

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:10 pm THINK TANK FOCUS SESSIONS

Use this opportunity to discuss with peers the key topics disrupting the informatics industry and brainstorm strategies to ensure you stay ahead of the game! With a focus on looking beyond the HOW to address each problem and focusing on the WHY we are even trying – these interactive discussion groups will give you a thorough grounding in the process development necessary to advance solutions internally.


Leveraging Cross-Functional Expertise to Optimise Your Data Integration

• Ramon Lopez, Systems Analyst, Syngenta


Digitalisation Beyond R&D – Enhancing Data Verification for QA Process Optimisation


AI and Advanced Analytics – Leveraging Integrated Informatics Systems to Drive Business Insight

• Plamen Petrov, Informatics Specialist, Lundbeck


Teams and Training – Looking at the Human Factor in Laboratory Informatics

• Cindy Novak, Global IT Manager, Takeda


Each think tank will last for 30minutes with the opportunity to rotate to a second think tank in the session.

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm Modular Lab – Results For Building A Flexible Laboratory Environment

• Examine why a modular software environment is currently without alternatives

• Discuss what Smartlab should have learned from Smarthomes

• Map out how a modular system in a laboratory could look

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Networking Lunch Break

12:50 pm - 12:50 pm Achieving Process 4.0 – Building The Capabilities To Achieve The Lab Of The Future

Key Takeaways:

• Build the system you need with the insight and engagement of industry colleagues and expert solution providers

• Scrutinise how to enhance user and team engagement to minimise human error and data mis-use

• Identify the common roadblocks and opportunities from the implementation of AI, Machine Learning and data mining technologies through leading pharma and biotech case studies

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Keynote: Networks in Medicine – Data Visualization and Analysis in Virtual Reality

• Examine meaning and usefulness of networks in a bio-medical context

• Assess virtual reality as an intuitive data analysis platform for combining human and machine intelligence

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Running The Lab As A Factory, What Does Industry 4.0 Bring?

• Discuss how data, information, and knowledge are the products of the lab, creating value for your business

• Assess why digitalisation of the lab needs a major overhaul to be as agile as your business

• Benchmark your digitalisation projects against real case studies of implementation and roll-out

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm Hitting The Sweet Spot Of Lab, Data And Computational Science: Building Functional Genomics At GSK

• Hear how GSK have enhanced their Functional Genomics by incorporating vast and disparate data sets

• Prepare for the biggest hurdles faced when integrating such large data sets to avoid unexpected delays and challenges

• Discuss the training and implementation processes for the GSK Functional Genomics project: where people play a vital role in project success

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Afternoon Coffee Break

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Digitalising A Brand New Site To Lab 4.0– What To Do When Your Company Is Behind Your Site

• Examine Takeda’s new site development strategy and how this translated in real life implementation

• Discuss the critical success factors when developing a new site from scratch and how this differs from updating existing sites and infrastructure

• Outline your site management strategy when your systems and informatics capabilities exceed your other sites

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Open Floor Discussion: Digitalisation NOW Not In The Future

• Examine how R&D has already been proven to benefit from increased digitalisation of analytical and informatics based labs

• Benchmark industry adoption of ‘future technologies’ such as AI and Machine learning in real time – what are companies currently doing and how can your company leverage these insights?

• Outline your team management strategy when digitalising your process – maximising user engagement whilst minimising user error through misaligned communications

5:45 pm - 5:45 pm Chairwoman's Closing Remarks